DIY Puffy Paint

This homemade puffy paint was a really big hit and it was a lot of fun when it came to painting with it. Yeah, the hummingbird liked it too. hehe

The little bird enjoyed this so much and loved helping me make the paint, putting her art work in the microwave, and watching it puff up.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 tablespoon self-rising flour
a few drops of food coloring
1 tablespoon sea salt
bowls for the paint
paintbrushes or q-tips


Add water to the flour mixture to make a nice smooth paste. Paint until your… I mean your kid’s heart is content. I used black poster board and it added a cool touch to my 4 year-old’s paintings. Microwave the design on high for 10 – 30 seconds until the paint puffs. Wait until it’s nice and dry before little hands touch it.  It took about 20 seconds in the microwave when we did this. Keep an eye on it as I wouldn’t want you to blow up your microwave.

Enjoy and have fun!

This post was originally featured on Elle’s blog, This is Mommyhood.